Australian Video Art Archive

Linda Dement


Cyberflesh Girlmonster


At an event at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts in Artists Week, about 30 women donated body parts by scanning their chosen flesh and digitally recorded sound. From these, conglomerate bodies were created, animated and made interactive.

When a viewer clicks on one of these monsters, the words attached to that body part could be heard or seen, another monster may appear, a digital video could play, a story or medical information about the physical state described by the story, may be displayed.

Cyberflesh Girlmonster is a macabre comedy of monstrous femininity, of revenge, desire and violence.

“... Dement's world is rife with the droll beat of a mad and dying modern existence... [The short narratives are] uncannily Beat New Yorkesque, easily comparable with Jim Carroll, Kathy Acker or, more pertinent, Lydia Lunch for their 'I was there' hard realism. The territory is rape, heroin addiction, lesbian necrophilia and revenge fantasies.”
- RILEY, Vikki, ‘The Open Wounds of Linda Dement's Electronic Bodyscapes’. Photofile, No 44 (1995).

Assisted by the Art Research and Development Fund of the Australian Network for Art and Technology.

Produced in association with the Australian Film Commission.

This is a CD ROM for Macintosh computer with, as minimum, 16 bit colour, 22 kHz 16 bit sound and 8mb available RAM.

CD-ROM available.